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Morocco will ban the export of argan oil

Morocco has decided to limit the export of argan oil. From July 1, the export of roasted and unroasted argan oil presented in packages larger than 5 liters will be subject to a license, said a statement from the customs administration.

From this date, exporters wishing to benefit from export licenses for the above-mentioned products must submit their applications on the PortNet platform accompanied by a copy of the pro-forma invoice.

Through this measure, the government aims to control the quantities exported, whatever the capacity, and to maintain the jobs of people working in the sector in Morocco, in particular those who deal with bottling, explained Mustapha Baitas.

According to the government, the oil exported in bulk does not benefit Morocco, since the filling of small bottles with oil generates jobs here in the Kingdom, hence the need to control its exports.

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